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Hotel d'Urville

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, New Zealand
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52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 9945
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17:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks so much to the staff at D'Urvilles. We enjoyed our wedding anniversary with the help of the lovely food & drink of this establishment. The service was exquisite for this Canadian and his Kiwi wife and we hope to be back soon. A special thanks to our French host who supported the right ambience for us on the night.

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Thank James C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rather stiff ambience but no complaints about food or service. Wine was a little expensive (a consistent complaint with New Zealand given it produces so much of its own) but food was well cooked and well presented.

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Thank Hugo P
Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the food so much we ate here twice. Four of us ate here. Everyone loved the food. Service is excellent too. Definitely the best meal in Blenheim if not all of NZ. Well done!

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Thank Tokalosh
Middleburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

D'Urville is ideally situated right in the center of Blenheim. Lovely rooms individually decorated with New Zealand furniture. Loaded with character. Our bathroom was minuscule. Downside is that there is no elevator which make hauling heavy luggage a pain. Only one staff to manage reception and concierge etc. No bartender the night we had dinner. This hotel is seriously understaffed.... More 

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Thank ReturntoWaiheke
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Hotel d'Urville was built in 1923. It is a registered building within the NZ Historic Places Trust which would never allow us to install an elevator unfortunately. We always offer to help with heavy luggage as much as we can knowing that the stairs can be a pain for some people. Each room... More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here because we are foodies and they had venison on the menu which we'd been craving. Dish was tasty and colorful. The service by a Frenchman, was pretty friendly although a bit arrogant in assuming we didn't know much about food or wine. He seemed annoyed that we only wanted two glasses of wine rather than a bottle... More 

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Thank Koalatastic
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

I'm very sorry and slightly confused to hear you found my approach arrogant. Being in a wine growing region with hundreds of winemakers around, trust me, I would never assume that a client would not know much about wine and food... I was just trying to be helpful and most of the customers dining in our restaurant appreciate the little... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there for a dinner and have been surprised how fine it was. eventually I took a desert ( was told the desert "chef" is french), andI wasn't disapointed, very very good and not so enormous like it happens in The -US ! To be recomended to people who enjoy fine cuisine but not to people who wants a... More 

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Thank Pierre R
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your nice review! We are very proud of the food we serve at Hotel d'Urville restaurant, especially all the yummy homemade desserts. The menu is designed for you to comfortably enjoy a three course meal hence why we don't serve "enormous" plates and most our customers appreciate that. Thank you again for recommending our restaurant and... More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there on Boxing Day when few restaurants were open. The food was fabulous and the presentation was beautiful. I should have taken a photo. Great service!

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Thank Nancy B
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very happy to hear you had a good time at Hotel d'Urville restaurant. All the best! Hoping to see you again soon! More 

Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent meal that was much appreciated! And what a martini! The location is very clean and the Staff was very professional

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Thank KDR2016x
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're glad you've enjoyed it and hope to see you back for one of those martinis soon! More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both a friend and I dined in the restaurant over the weekend. Both of us are locals and never been here before.... so was a first for us and we were blown away with the delicious food it was perfect and the level of service we received was above and beyond. We will be recommending Hotel d'Urville to everyone. Thank... More 

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DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! It is so nice to hear from the locals on tripadvisor! We are very pleased that you and your friend had a great time at Hotel d'Urville Restaurant and enjoyed the food and service we offer. TripAdvisor and Word of mouth are the best sort of advertising for us and these reviews... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my fiancee here and it was delicious. Little wait on service and price point a little high, but you get what you pay for and it was a quality dinner.

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Thank JamesSwale
DurvilleManager, Manager at Hotel d'Urville, responded to this review

We are pleased that you and your fiancee enjoyed the food at our Restaurant. I'm sorry to hear that the service was a little slow, it must have been a busy night! We are constantly trying to improve the level of our service and hope that with the team we have now, it is not going to happen again! Thanks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$142
Cuisine
European, New Zealand
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 9945
Description
D'Urvilles world-class restaurant and wine barserving the best local produce complemented by excellent local, national and international wines.

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